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    Macalester College
  Feb 23, 2018
College Catalog 2017-2018

AMST 334 - Cultural Studies and the Media

Cross-Listed as MCST 334  
An overview of contemporary approaches to media as culture, a determining as well as determined sphere in which people make sense of the world, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, identity, and social inequality. Students develop tools for analyzing media texts and accounts of audience responses derived from the international field of cultural studies and from the social theory on which it draws. Analysis emphasizes specificity of media texts, including advertisements, films, news reports, and television shows. Experience in cooperative discussion, research, and publication. Prerequisite(s): MCST 110   Every year. (4 Credits)